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Author Bridal, Tessa, 1947-

Title Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design
Published Lanham : AltaMira Press, 2013
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgementsvii
 List of Figuresix
 List of Abbreviationsxi
 The Museumsxiii
 Introductionxxi
 Chapter 11
 Designing an exhibit and a program space simultaneously6
 Retrofitting and Adding Interpretation to Existing Exhibits8
 No Program Space11
 Challenges and Benefits of collaborative exhibit design/fabrication and interpretation/program development12
 Communication12
 Organization15
 Space16
 Dead space16
 Location17
 Connection to exhibit17
 Sound and activity from adjacent exhibits18
 Storage18
 Technical needs18
 Visitor comfort18
 Address the needs of an audience to see, hear, and focus19
 Discuss the various styles of interpretation best suited to the goals of your exhibit23
 Results23
 Chapter 229
 Mascots32
 Exhibit host/greeter34
 Tours35
 Guest presenters37
 Object carts38
 Facilitated programs39
 Demonstrations/presentations39
 Character appearances42
 Storytelling46
 Creative dramatics47
 Living history48
 Museum theatre48
 Chapter 355
 Program development56
 Expectations of the programs and those who present them57
 Who presents61
 Who are our interpreters and what do we call them?66
 Selecting presenters67
 Training/coaching68
 Why hire live interpreters when electronic means are available?74
 Scripts77
 In closing80
 Appendix A83
 Appendix B85
 Appendix C89
 Appendix D93
 Appendix E95
 Appendix F97
 Appendix G101
 Appendix H103
 Appendix I105
 Resources109
 Index111
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Description 1 online resource (145 pages)
Contents 9780759121102_fc; bridal_9780759121126_web; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; The Museums; Introduction; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Appendix E; Appendix F; Appendix G; Appendix H; Appendix I; Resources; Index
Summary Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design examines the impact of an integrated approach to exhibit design and development on the effective creation and support of live interpretation of exhibit messages and institutional mission. Bridal argues that the interpreters who bring these exhibitions, an institution's mission, collections, and stories to life and the forefront of a visitor's attention are just as vital a part of an institution's public face, and that neglecting to give live interpretation an equal seat at the table impoverishes t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Museum exhibits.
Museum techniques.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0759121125 (electronic bk.)
9780759121126 (electronic bk.)